Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Efforts to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

USDA Efforts to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Reaching Those in Need: State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2009

This report – the latest in an annual series – presents estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by State, who participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during an average month in fiscal year 2009 and in the 2 previous fiscal years. This report also presents estimates of State participation rates for eligible “working poor” individuals (persons in households with earnings) over the same period. Although SNAP provides an important support for working families, the working poor have participated at rates that are substantially below those for all eligible persons. The addition

Resource | Toolkits
General SNAP Outreach Resources

General SNAP Outreach Resources. 

Resource | Policy Memos
Routine Checks with Neighboring States to Prevent Duplicate Participation and Performing Deceased and Prisoner Verification Matches

The purpose of this memo is to address concerns regarding individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not eligible, due to dual participation, because they are deceased or because they are incarcerated.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letters to Governors

Strengthening SNAP integrity, rooting out waste, fraud and abuse so that Federal dollars are used appropriately.

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SNAP Special Populations Outreach Toolkit

Taken from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Community Outreach Partner Toolkit.

Resource | Presentations
SNAP Basics Toolkit

This document gives an organizations an opportunity to explain SNAP as a nutrition assistance program to potential applicants as well as employers, community leaders, and others, who might still associate SNAP with welfare programs.

Resource | Policy Memos
National School Lunch Program and Direct Certification with SNAP

This memo is to inform you of changes and clarifications related to direct certification for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Use of FNS Provided Data on Retailer Disqualifications to Investigate Suspicious Recipient Transactions

The purpose of this memo is to transmit guidance regarding the use of data that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provides to States documenting retailer disqualifications as a potent source of evidence in recipient trafficking cases.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation in the Mid-2000s

This report describes individuals’ patterns of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from 2004 to 2006, a period of caseload growth and improving economic conditions. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the study explores reasons that individuals enter and leave SNAP, how long they receive SNAP benefits, and whether they return to the program after exiting. The report also examines whether participation patterns in the mid-2000s changed from earlier periods. This report is a companion to Determinants of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Entry and Exit in the Mid-2000s.